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Today's News

  • County announces updated process for Wednesday's Council meeting

    Here is the process and will also have posters announcing this process at the meeting as folks arrive.
     

  • Thank You 05-16-12

    On behalf of the New Mexico Dressage Association and the Los Alamos Pony Club, we would like to say thanks to all who helped make our recent Dressage Show and Pony Club Rally so successful.
    NMDA members and LAPC families supported the show by helping set up and prepare the arena, acting as arena stewards, rally judges, assisting with judge hospitality and programs, and all the other tasks required for a horse show.  

  • Be There 05-16-12

    Today
    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board will attend the Capital Projects Special Council Meeting in Council Chambers at 6 p.m. in place of the regularly scheduled board meeting. For more information, call 661-4097.

    The Los Alamos High School dance classes invite the community to the Spring Dance Show at 7 p.m. in the Duane Smith Auditorium. High school students and guest performers will present acts in a variety of dance styles. The event is free to the public.

  • 'Woman of steel' to discuss her work

    Sculptor Destiny Allison will talk about her work and the sources of art in everyone during a talk at 6 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge. She will also sign her book, “Shaping Destiny,” after the talk. The Fuller Lodge Art Center and Otowi Station Bookstore are sponsoring the event.
    Working in bronze, stone and steel for the past 15 years, Allison first fell in love with sculpting while playing with her son’s modeling clay during a moment of writer’s block and domestic frustration. Since then, Allison has focused solely on the art of sculpture. Dedication, tenacity and what she calls “downright stubbornness” have yielded her current success.

  • Chamber tees it up for charity

    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf tournament last week at Black Mesa Golf Club in Española.Approximately 50 players from Northern New Mexico took part in the tourney. In addition to the tournament, a silent auction was held. Proceeds went to the Northern New Mexico United Way.

  • Local students honored with Oppenheimer scholarship awards

    Nine college-bound
    high school students from Northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee.
    The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley and Santa Fe high schools.
     The JROMC has awarded more than 160 scholarships and other awards totaling more than $325,000 since the program was begun in 1984.
    The philanthropic organization’s scholarship program is supported by several endowments; numerous small, individual donations; and major contributions from the Los Alamos National Bank.

  • Update 05-16-12

    Council meeting

    County Council will hold a special session at 6 p.m. today in council chambers.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 24. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    ESB meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Eco Station.

    Meeting canceled

  • Candidates pace themselves

    With the June 5 primary just weeks away, many of the candidates in local races are taking a restrained approach in terms of campaign spending.

    First up is the county council race and it seems that the candidates are pacing themselves since the primary will have no bearing in terms of who makes it onto the ballot for the general election in November.

    On the Republican side, Vince Chiravalle, who is seeking reelection, contributed $500 to his own campaign and spent $380 in bulk mailings in his first report. In his second report, Chiravalle reported $725 in contributions including $600 from Joseph Rinaldi of Carteret, N.J. and $100 from Michael Maier in Los Alamos.

  • Hoops a hit for elementary school

    They say good things come to those who wait. That could not be more true for students at Barranca Elementary, who on Tuesday finally cut the ribbon on the Legacy Basketball Court Project.

    They have been waiting for a new basketball court since last spring, when students in Nicole McGrane’s sixth grade class thought up the idea and began a conversation about what the Parent Teacher Organization does for the school.

    The class started talking about how run-down the basketball courts were.

    “I told them if they felt that strongly, then they should do something about it,” McGrane said. She never thought the students would actually take action, but that’s just what they did.

  • Martin sees no change in consent order

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities made a trip to Taos last week and was met by various nuclear watchdog groups.

    The groups were apparently stoked by an editorial in the Taos News that portrayed the coalition as hardly a “benign organization offering neighboring towns and counties input into Los Alamos National Laboratory policies. In truth, the coalition was formed to employ a lobbying firm, paid for by coalition members, to milk the federal government for funding for LANL.”

    Some members of the coalition think the editorial was a little off base because for the coalition, it’s all about cleanup.